Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Mon, 12 Jun 2000 22:37:21 -0400


You mean that Kurt Russel movie released a while back, right?

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From: Alfred Urrutia <ledzep@d2.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 10:14 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Former Wing Gundam Haters

> Brett Jensen wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > It's because girls dig it, man. GW is designed to be female friendly,
that's were all
> > the elegant costumes and flowery dialouge comes from.
> >
> > Look I'm as manly as the next guy. I tend to like the Gritty Votoms type
shows, but I
> > can also apreciate something different once in a while. GW, Escaflowne,
and Brain
> > Powered all have this female-centric attitude.
> >
> >
>
> I don't know much about that. I'm talking about dialogue like (I'm
paraphrasing here)
> the guy with the mask telling his opponent that he deserves to live and
fight because
> he's pure of heart and yadayadayada, the little blond kid crying because
of the loss of a
> Gundam like it's a living thing and saying out loud how that he swears
that he will do
> this and that, etc, all with no emotion, like they're reading from cards.
You know, the
> kind of dialogue where the person speaking just stands there and spouts
off about how he
> feels like this and like that because of x and y and z and now he must do
something else
> in order to fix it and he will draw upon his strength to yadayadayada.
It's not good
> dialogue, it's more like taking scene descriptions and turning *that* into
dialogue.
> Comic books have that because sometimes it's not obvious what is going on
in a still
> picture, so there's a word bubble with Spiderman or whoever saying
something like "I see
> he has beat me to the warehouse. If he gets in there and steals the data
from that
> computer... I've got to stop him!" to no one in particular.
>
> >
> >
> > > You make a great point. It's sort of the same as how people hate
"Soldier", which
> > > wasn't bad, partly because it's nowhere near as good as "Bladerunner".
They are in
> > > the same universe.
> >
> > They are? I liked the movie, It reminds me of Votoms.
> >
> > ---Brett Jensen
> >
>
> Yes. Sgt. Todd was in the same wars that Roy Batty (Hauer) talked about
when he was on
> the roof with Decker. There is a spinner (hover cop car) on that garbage
world that Todd
> ends up on. I think it was supposed to be prior to Bladerunner, based on
the
> technology? I'm not sure.
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> Alfred.
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